Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   Dubai Mall: Mixed fortunes for Dubai’s property sector Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, has purchased an approximately 15% stake in London's Gatwick Airport, although it would not confirm the ...

Shifting Sands

EM REGIONAL BANKING FOCUS: MIDDLE EAST   By Jonathan Gregson   Many banks in the Middle East are still suffering the after-effects of the global financial crisis.     Over the past decade the Middle East's banking sector has become ...

Country Report: Egypt

GETTING SMART   By Gordon Platt   Egypt is turning to information technology to create a knowledge-based economy.   Near the pyramids at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt's first technology park is changing the desert landscape. A total ...

Gulf Report: Game Changer

ISLAMIC FINANCING BREAKTHROUGH   By Anita Hawser   GAME CHANGER   The arrival of the first globally standardized documentation for privately negotiated Islamic hedging products marks a major breakthrough in Islamic finance and risk management.     Compared to the ...

On The Right Path

ON THE RIGHT PATH   By Gordon Platt     For the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there have been setbacks on the road to a common currency, which now appears unlikely to be introduced anytime in the next five years, ...